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marriage issue on california are learning to be patient. it turns out a prop 8 appeal will be on the u.s. supreme court justices' agenda again this friday. but it doesn't mean they will act on it. the court has no deadline for acting on cases. the court made the announcement this morning saying several gay marriage appeals are still on the table. friday is the fourth time that prop 8 and other cases concerning the "defense of marriage act" will be on the justices' agenda. we should know by friday afternoon or next monday morning if the judges issue an order this time. >>> a federal judge is blocking the state from enforcing its gay therapy law set to go into effect on january 1. the law bars licensed counselors from working to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. the judge ruled that the rights of the therapist outweigh concerns that the practice poses a danger to young people. however, the temporary block only applies to a handful of therapists who have already sued to overturn the ban. >>> and expect to see nudity on the steps of san francisco city hall again today. the board o
streaming device is made in the usa. speculation is now rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture. some see apple's decision as a pr move. one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. they should intentionally think of their shareholders but also stake holders. people on the ground working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low worker wages and low shipping costs were some of the reasons companies moved their manufacturing overseas. fuel costs are up and worker wages in china have risen 15 to 20% in recent years. >> after doing some downsizing starbucks is back to brewing up expansion plans. they include yet another san francisco store at market and sanchez. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us some are trying to grind that to a halt. >> reporter: there are 85 starbucks properties in san francisco. could we 86 the 86th? >> it will change the character. >> ity it will be a good addition. >> reporter: starbucks wants to add 1500 new stores in the u.s. over the next five years. neighbors are stirring up trouble for another one pla
and imported spoot u.s. i love these -- into the u.s. they're the number one sold grape variety are the mus cat grapes. you want to make sure they're nice and big like this all the way around. a slight amber color to them. that's when they're at their best. when you bring them home, store them in the refrigerator. buy them and enjoy them within two or three days. i love the flavor. they have a couple of seeds. big deal. don't let that deter you from buying them. enjoy them. it's like eating, it's like having italy at your table. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer and remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. i really do love these grapes. >> he does love them. >>> a bizarre juvenile court sentence is catching the attention of the aclu. >> an oklahoma teen was sentenced to attend church every sunday for 10 years straight. the judge handed down the sentence after the teen was convicted of manslaughter of the drunk driving death of his friend. the aclu says it's a clear violation of his rights. >>> the supreme court announced it will take up gay marriage cases, what this means for same sex cou
can visit who in the hospital? which marriage counts? >> so what happens between now and when the u.s. supreme court makes that decision next june? we talked to legal experts to get their take. >> reporter: the final say in the culture war on same sex marriage is coming. and the justice's decision to hear the case is historic. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court taking on one of the most divisive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> and constitutional law experts believe they will decide on one of three possibilities. >> reporter: first, the justices could say denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional, just like the former ban on interracial marriage. that decision could overturn any state's same sex marriage ban. a second choice is a technicality. the justs can rule supporters of prop 8 are not legally entitled to defend the law. third, they can follow the precedent set on a landmark gay rights case. >> the 9th circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating it to roamer versus evans. >
-row seat when the u.s. struck back at terrorism. reporting in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide. >> there are 120,000 inmates in rawanda's prisons. >> what would you like people to know back in the bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security, and the country's faltering steps toward stability. a trip to iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kerdz, once saddam hussein's victims, now thriving in an independent region. the distant past. back in the u.s., it was the look at the future, the inauguration of the nation's first black president. but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair! >> she's notorious for updating her do. >> dana cannot keep a hairstyle for more than three weeks. it's enough to drive our promo people crazy! >> then it wasn't just about style but about color. going gray. >> for me, it was about deciding to match my looks with my experience and time on the planet. >> but gray hair on the head doesn't stop mischief in the heart. >> one time during a commercial break, dan
no signs of letting up. there's a little more than three weeks left until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts in programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart nancy pelosi blamed boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations, 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax will revert to higher levels, and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over two million americans who have been out of work for six months or more. on friday, boehner did not rule out a compromise on a tax hike for top earners
be a hoax, but this afternoon, u.s. and mexican authorities confirmed that jenni rivera's remains were found at the crash site. len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> a man was shot execution style on the streets of manhattan today. brandon woodward was from los angeles. a suspect walked up behind the victim and shot him in the back of the head and then calmly walked to a waiting car and sped away. it happened right in midtown. no word yet on any motive >>> the body of a navy seal killed in a daring rescue mission is being flown back to the united states. randall pinkston said the pennsylvania native died saving the life of a doctor kidnapped from the taliban. >> reporter: nicolas checque was a member of the seal. on his latest mission, he and his team were called in to rescue a doctor. last wednesday, east of kabul, that taliban forces kidnapped if joseph and two afghan staff members. u.s. officials say the taliban demanded $100,000 random for joseph, money his contain did not have. on saturday night, the navy seales, including petty officer nicolas checque, launched an assault. nicolas checque was kille
the craze card. he's back in the u.s. after a month on the run. kiet do on what else mcafee says he faked to get here. >> reporter: john mcafee media sir success is on u.s. soil and its ring master promises to not stop talk being. >> i'm going to speak out big time. >> reporter: at the miami airport john mcafee was the first one off the plane. by morning throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his hotel. >> i want to make this clear, i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> reporter: on november 11th his neighbor was found dead, shot in the back of the head. he had complained about mcafee's guards and barking dogs. authorities in belize want to question mcafee, but he refuses. >> people are shot by police constantly. >> reporter: after the neighbor's murder mcafee illegally entered guatemala. he admits to faking two heart attacks while there. >> the issues with your heart. >> of course it was a ruse. the pressure gave me a heart attack and i had one. >> reporter: mcafee whose software fortune once estimated at $100 million says he abandoned everything in belize
pioneer john mcafee is back in the u.s. and he now admits to playing the crazy card to escape central america. kiet do tells us mcafee's problems aren't necessarily over just yet. >> reporter: john mcafee is now on u.s. soil. and this ring master promises not to stop talking. >> i am going to speak out big- time. >> reporter: john mcafee was the first one off the plane from guatemala. by morning, throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his south beach hotel. >> i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> reporter: on november 11, his neighbor was found shot and dead at his home in belize. authorities in belize want to question mcafee as a person of interest but he refuses to turn himself in, saying current police officers will jail or kill him. >> when people are shot in belize during robberies constantly. the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is an issue. >> reporter: john mcafee illegally entered guatemala last week. he admits to faking two heart attacks while there, apparently to speed up his deportation. >
with cash and invested about $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california. and all in the past year. but the chinese, they are boosting the golden states housing recovery as they bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high-end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive though. and they thought that renting a door room was a waste of money. >> yeah, my parents decided to buy me a house as an investment outside china. >> reporter: he has sold 22% of the residence at the ritz to affluent chinese. >> they basically have a place to put their money and they look at their own economy as a place that is not very stable and the housing market is not very stable there either. >> reporter: the housing complex in irvine, california is being built for chinese buyers. separate walk cooking rooms, no unlucky fours in the addresses and multiple dances for multigenerational living. back in napa scott says that the chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for the american business. >> america is known for equality. so the c
in sales all across the country. >>> a blistering report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi has prompted the resignation of some state department members. they all quit. the independent panel report called security at the u.s. post, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> the report also says the state department did not have a clear picture of the danger at the compound. it also says the state department ignored requests from ambassador chris stevens for more security. stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on september 11. >>> at least three high-profile conservatives believe secretary of state hillary clinton is faking her concussion to get out of testifying about the benghazi attack. they are demanding to see her medical files. >>> coming up, a prison break that's something out of a movie. the old-school trick a couple of bank robbers used to escape from 20 stories up. >>> an emergency panic button. how thi
to a suspect in the attempted shooting of a u.s. marine. live from cupertino, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> not far away but completely unrelated a cupertino preschool was locked down while police searched for a wanted man. the lockdown at good samaritan preschool on homestead road was just a precaution and kids were never in danger. police are saying little about the suspect except he is wanted for a crime committed in neighboring sunnyvale. ed. >>> in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, president obama is demanding immediate and specific strategies to curb gun violence. and he is promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, m
. the porch at this home was destroyed. 34 tornadoes hit the southeast, the most ever in the u.s. on christmas day. years of drought in texas made the dry trees vulnerable to high winds. in arkansas, more than a foot of snow made for a rare day of sledding. more than 200,000 people have no power in the south. as the storm heads east, heavy rain is flooding parts of south carolina, blowing snow causing white-out conditions in indiana and ohio. and blizzard warnings are posted as far north as maine. this storm is wrecking travel plans. more than 900 flights have been canceled across the u.s., with more expected in the next couple of days. here at reagan national airport, freezing rain is delaying some flights. but many passengers are stuck because of snow at their destinations. >> a cancellation? >> reporter: dorian friedman and her daughter were going to lansing, michigan. >> i had a bad feeling on the way here and said, i don't see any planes taking off or landing. so we weren't surprised. but it's a little frustrating. >> reporter: this storm is now bringing snow, freezing rain and high winds
80% of u.s. farmland. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: and hurricane sandy closed the new york stock exchange for two days. it was the longest weather-related shutdown in over a century. the storm cripples fuel deliveries, leading to gas shortages in the hardest hit states. >> all day, man, it's like no gas. what are we going to do. >> reporter: in the tablet wars, google introduced the nexus 7 and ipad came out with the ipad mini. while media continues to boom, news print dwindles. "newsweek," the magazine, will continue in a digital version only. hostess brands which made twinkies, ho-hos and wonder bread shut down after a crippling labor strike. >> what is the world going to be without twinkies? >> reporter: a new intelligence report reports that china will overtake the u.s. economy in 20 years, but america's more immediate concern was the unemployment rate, which finally slipped below 8% in six years. that helped ignite a record shopping spree. americans spent a record $59 billion over thanksgiving weekend but shopping slowed closer to christmas as consumers kept an ey
are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market, forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger, now we're paying upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: janice says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it. but as costs go up for supplies, we have to do it. >> reporter: janice says hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real costs are from utilities, chemicals and wages. well, when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts, and recycling is highly encouraged. she says if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> welcome to the wettest month of the year. that was held by march for much of the year, but we eclipsed that yesterday. here's a peek ou,,,,,,,,,,,,,, midwest shows no signs of backing down. th
cliff," treasury secretary timothy geithner warned congress that the u.s. is close to hitting its debt limit of $16.4 trillion. geithner saved the government will take steps to allow more burrough after december 31. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> let's look now at the markets. stocks fell sharply by 55 and change. the drop is attributed to consumer confidence falling to the lowest level since august. >>> the storm that moved across the country pushing northeast through new england after plowing through 30 states dumping snow, sleet and spawning dozens of tornadoes. edward lawrence has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast is dig out from a giant storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. >> it's the heaviest snow i can remember. it's shutting the machine down every time of you give it a little push. the ice just clogs it up. >> reporter: the storm started in california last weekend and crossed the country creating blizzards in the midwest and south. several people died in traffic accidents. and the roads remain dangerous for holiday travelers heading ho
. but time will tell. thank you, grace. >>> the u.s. supreme court is keeping the political world in suspense over the issue of gay marriage. justices once again did not decide today that they will take up the case. they will meet again friday to determine which petitions they will hear next year. >> it's like well we have so many cases on the docket let's just nut off until next week. no big deal and that's what happened. so it's really the dog that didn't park. it's a case that hasn't been resolved yet and we are just waiting. >> here's what's at stake. if the court denies a review, marriages could start in days. otherwise the status quo maintains until the appeal plays out. >>> the bizarre tactic john mcafee said he used to evade authorities when left belize. >>> i'm len ramirez in san jose where there was another murder over the weekend pushing san jose's homicide rate to a 20 year high. just ahead what san jose officers say they are no longer doing that could help prevent further violence. >> how muni is changing course for the central subway. how the proposed new path is paved by politi
mcafee is staying at a miami beach hotel and working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says that u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his neighbor in belize. mcafee has been wanted for questioning in that country but he insists he did not kill anyone. he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder investigation. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property shot my dog in the head. held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours destroyed a half million dollars of my property and let me go with no charges. >> john mcafee is now asking the state department to expedite visas for his 20-year- old belizean girlfriend and another friend. >>> susan rice is waving a political white flag withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations was once considered a front-runner to take secretary of state hillary clinton's post but her comments following the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi sparked a washington
and lafayette to save $3 million. >>> the u.s. supreme court could announce as soon as this morning whether it will hear appeals on some cases involving same-sex marriage. one is an appeal from supporters of prop 8 california's voter-approved measure that limits marriage to men and women couples. it was previously struck down by a u.s. appeals court. five challenges to the federal "defense of marriage act" are also being considered. >>> the local boy scout forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay will be honored in sacramento later this afternoon. an 18-year-old ryan andresen will be recognized for his bravery by state assembly speaker john perez as the new legislative session opens today. >>> 4:39. what went wrong. new details following a murder- suicide involving a kansas city chief's football player. >> plus a trip to seaworld for one family. the moment a dolphin bites a child on camera. >> how a husband and wife escaped serious injury after this very freak accident coming your way when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, couple inside escape with oy minor injuries. it happened jus
of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for use. orders have been issued to bring together chemical ingredients which are normally stored separately for safety, but when combined form a deadly nerve agent sarin. throughout months of heavy fighting, intelligence analysts said assad remained confident he would defeat the uprising. now the fighting has crept so close to damascus that airliners are refusing to land and syria experts say the regime may have pushed the panic button. although the syrian foreign ministry repeated today that the assad dictatorship would never use such weapons against its own people. secretary of state clinton said this about the possible use of e emical weapons. >> this is a red line for the united states. i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to take action if tha
criticism before republicans for an official explanation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> a new study in the medical journey suggests that obesity is killing three times as many people around the world as malnutrition. in missouri one high school looked at the problem of overweight kids and is doing something about it. seth doan reports. >> hi, brandy, how are you? >> reporter: spend a minute in the nurse's office at truman high school in independence, missouri, and you'll immediately notice something troubling. what problems are you seeing? >> we see type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, people with joint pains, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression from being above a healthy weight. >> reporter: the school nurse told us that 40% of students at truman high were overweight or obese. two years ago she was part of a districtwide program to test students' body fat. >> it's very concerning to see that they're dealing with adult illnesses at such a young age, and you just worry about where they're going to be in the future. >> we have a major issue with kids because of wh
but did not single out any individual u.s. individuals for blame. the review board was headed up by retired ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joints chief of staff, admiral mike mullen. they'll discuss their findings with lawmakers today. the panel blamed systematic failures and leadership and management deficiency in two bureaus of the state department for security measures at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly tr
.5%. parts of the u.s. will get a white christmas or more. tcheer storm watches have been issued for parts of arkansas and oklahoma. california is already getting wet. carter evans has the forecast. >> reporter: it's been bad enough. cars buried if they could move at all in the midwest. in california's sierra nevada, up to five feet of snow could fall. that's great news for skiers. >> we love the snow. c reporter: not for holiday fliers. >> the only option we have is to drive. >> reporter: the most violent y beher may be yet to come. and the timing couldn't be worse. >> it's going to be happening on christmas day and while people are with their families, it looks like we're going to see a widespread severe weather ons reak across portions of the southeast and we could see multiple tornadoes. >> reporter: which concerns this meteorologist is the developing weather pattern is much like the one that caused deadly tornadoes in alabama during the spring of 2011. this new storm could also bring snow as far south as dallas. >> this is going to be a real white christmas, not just an inch of snow.
the u.s. economy $1 billion a day. >>> all right, roberta gonzales. in for paul deanno, good to see you. >> always good to see you, dana and allen. [ laughter ] >> both of you. i think you guys just allowed me it come in to dry off for a couple of days here after a soaking week. boy, today did we have plenty of precipitation around the bay area. good evening, everyone. let's go ahead to berkeley where today, nearly 9/10ths of an inch of rain fell just today alone so people were out and about with their umbrellas and everybody has been asking, what does this mean for the high sierra? this is our weather camera in the greater lake tahoe area. we did have two feet of snow above 7,000 feet but for the most part high temperatures there today was in the upper 40s. a very warm storm. but right now, it's live, it's high-def doppler radar. it's still picking up some very light precipitation. primarily around highway 101 for the evening commute. anywhere from morgan hill all the way into gilroy but that's it. the system is out of here after producing some copious amounts of rain today. a third of
and then was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> people are shot in belize during robberies constantly. the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time of. i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. >>> coming up, some trash talking over sports leads to gunshots. the terror on a train and it's all caught on tape. >> susan rice is out. who is now on the short list for the nation's top diplomatic post. >> and you know, michelle, tebowing is so 2012. [ laughter ] >> so yesterday. >> now kaepernicking is take the internet by storm. what is it? we'll show you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and desser
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
the so-called "fiscal cliff." this is a live picture of the u.s. capital right now where the house is set to reconvene less than a half hour from now. but there are questions about how much progress can be made. andrew spencer has more on why the process steams have stalled -- seeps to have stalled. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of finding compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on a voiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is apparently that person for senate minority leader mitch much. top level sources say the two are taking over talks. if nothing is resolved by midnight tax rates for all americans will increase. de
obligations for the first time in the history of the republic, there's permanent serious damage to the u.s. dollar, to our currency to our place in the world my. this is why i know the president, his last offer urged that we resolve both the fiscal cliff and the debt limit at the same time. what we don't want to do is go the brink on the economy now and then threaten the economy again two months later. we have to deal with both problems together in the weeks ahead for the good of the economy. >> there's a cumulative psychological effect. if we don't deal with it quickly it builds. as you pointed out it's already starting? >> i think there's a modest effect so far. i don't think it's dramatic. it's incremental. the closer you get the bigger it gets and then it gets somewhat more serious after january 1st. the other side of the coin i wish this weren't so but to get movement, particularly on the republican side or on the tax cuts for very high end people which average, this is an average tax cut of 130,000 a year for people that make over a million a year in my view we
that constitutes free speech protected by the u.s. constitution. the group is challenging a provision of prop 35 that voter- approved proposition requiring sex offenders give authorities a list of their internet providers and screen names. the judge gave no indication of how he might rule. >>> police are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. police say the men were wearing ski masks when they forced their way in at about 3 a.m. and confronted the family inside. >> at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and was able to get the victims to comply and they were bound and the house was ransacked and the property was taken. >> the family had gates across the front door but police say the men got in through a window. they got away with about $500 in cash as well as some jewelry and clothes. >>> it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. but buena vista mobile home park has been a fixture on el camino real since the 1920s. now the l
christmas, the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history exceeded only by the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> 27 people including 20 elementary school children are dead in newtown, connecticut where a vigil has just concluded in one of the town's churches. >> by being here you speak he will gently by all your emotions and your physical presence and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me, the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> remarks from a vigil that just wrapped up a scene of incomprehensible grief tonight. as the senator mentioned this grief shared across the nation. maybe you have been watching "cbs evening news," maybe you spent part of your day following this story. the truth is there are simply mow words and no way to understand it but that's what we're all trying to do. you walk down the street into a coffee shop and you can see it on people's faces. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez has more. >> what prompted this outburst of violence? >> reporter: on what should have been a happy friday in the holidays we were gripped instead by the mass
colorado. >> right now chains are required on interstate 80 east of gold run and on u.s. 50 east of pollock pines. the california department of water resources says there's been a 140% increase in this year's snowpack. >>> here in the bay area it wasn't a white christmas, it was a wet one. we saw heavy rainfall from time to time yesterday throughout the day. at times the rain came down at the rate of .2" an hour and in santa rosa the rain just hasn't stopped in nearly a month. up there in sonoma county, they have gotten 15 inches of rain since november 28th. that's more than a foot of rain in just four weeks. and the threat of more flooding is causing concerns along san fransesquito creek on the peninsula. a new layer of sandbags is on the levee along the creek in east palo alto. there's already been flooding from verbena to daphne way. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through a levee. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so we're ready to move on. >> there is one home that's still vacant because water do into electrical outlets making it to
/san rafael bridge as well as the san mateo bridge. >>> and coming up in our next half hour, the u.s. supreme court could soon step into the gay marriage battle. when it's expected to decide if it will review the case of prop 8 and when same-sex couples just might be able to get married. >>> why congress is considering getting rid of the dollar bill. >>> i called my husband, i said, i think i'm having a heart attack. >> how the powerball jackpot is a huge reversal of fortune for the nation's newest millionaires. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. will they, or won't they run same sex marriage? >>> waiting for word from the u.s. supreme court. will they or won't they rule on same-sex marriage? some sort of announcement had been expected today. the justices did meet but they were not ready to announce how and when they will deal with this issue. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with what happens next for prop
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in afghanistan this weekend is back in the u.s. 28-year-old nicolas cheque -- the body of nicolas cheque will be returned to his family. cheque was shot as he and his seal team rescued an american doctor held captive by the taliban. high school friends say cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. i'm interested in being in the military and living that lifestyle serving my country. >> 7 taliban members were killed in the rescue. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team that killed osama bin laden. >>> a smoke smell forcing a las vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing in sacramento. an airport spokesman said the alaskan airlines flight out of seattle landed just before 5:00 last night. on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the plane. >> crew was being very calm and i was watching their eyes and their movements and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stre
're working on for the 6:0 news. after a nearly decade-long battle: the u-s supreme court could soon step into e gay marriage debate. when it's expected to decide if l >>> i'm dana king. after a decade of battles, the u.s. supreme court could soon step into the gay marriage debate. when it's expected to decide if it will review the case of prop 8. and when same-sex couples just might be able to get married. >> plus... >> they were putting on weight from the access to the foods, the free food and all of our cafes and microkitchens. >> it's called the google 15. like the sophomore 20? anyway, tonight how the tech giant is helping workers lose weight with the traffic light system. those stories and more tonight at 6. >> there's a freshman 15 and sophomore -- >> keep putting up weight both years. ends up 35. >> stay away from the food. >> i had a microkitchen, a really small apartment. >> google's is much better. >> couple of more inches of rain popping up. futurecast saying we have more heavy rain moving in but not until tomorrow night. we are going to be drier between now and then. >> see
marriage in california is still on hold tonight. the u.s. supreme court could have announced today whether they would review prop 8. instead the justices announced that they will wait until friday to discuss whether to take up the case. legal experts say the delay ruling means nothing. >> it's like we have so many cases on the docket. let's put this one off next week, no big deal. that's really what happened. it really isn't the dog that didn't bark, but it's the case that has not been resolved yet and we're still waiting. >> professor little says he expects if the court grants a review that we'll know by friday. but if the court decides to deny or simply postpone the review again, that announcement will come later. >>> a desperate search is underway for a sick child tonight. security cameras of the phoenix hospital show the 11-year-old girl leaving with her mother last week. she had been undergoing treatment for leukemia and has a heart catheter that could become infected without treatment. police are watching the mexican border, but say the family has relatives here in california as well
nuclear weapons. >>> the u.s. is considering military options if syria uses chemical or biological weapons against opponents of the assad regime. u.s. intelligence has detected signs the syrian regime has begun preparing chemical weapons for possible use. it's believed syria has chemical and biological weapons stored at some two dozen sites. speaking in washington yesterday, president obama issued a pointed warning to president bashar assad. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> the assad regime won't admit it has chemical weapons, but says if it did, it would not use them. >>> in egypt today, opponents of president mohamed morsi plan a huge protest march and a general strike. crowds have started to gather in cairo's tahrir square. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning to you. what's the latest there now? >> good morning, terrell. well, president morsi's opponents are calling this a final warning to the pr
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security employee for 30 years he is joining fellow federal workers across the u.s. to spread the word that the "fiscal cliff" is looming and at stake, social security benefits for millions. >> they seem to go for the people who had the least political pull, poor, disabled, people in east oakland. >> reporter: people like a social secure recipient who relies on every federal dollar. if these benefits were to be cut how would this affect you and your friends? >> oh, wow. you know, i wouldn't be able to afford the rent that i'm paying right now. much less food. so yes, it is going to hurt. >> reporter: it doesn't stop there. the federal cuts in defense spending could cost california 135,000 jobs according to george mason university. and for defense contractors in the state alone, fewer government dollars could mean a $10 billion drop in the next decade. for struggling college students, brace yourselves for less. if we go over the "fiscal cliff," a uc spokesman says we could lose $335 million in research funds. other consequences for californians, 143,000 unemployed could lose assistance
to the u-s >>> apple's new ceo is doing something the late steve jobs didn't think was even possible. he's bringing manufacturing back to the u.s. and spending $100 million to do it. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on apple's next big thing. a made-in-america label. >> reporter: ceo tim cook announced that starting next year, one line of mac computers will be designed and built in the usa. donald bell says with one line of macs, apple's not taking a huge risk but it is making a statement. >> for the apple factory to step out and say this is something that they want to do, manufacture here in the united states, it's a big deal. it's a big differentiator for this company. >> reporter: this is the image apple likes to project. happy workers. but that image has been tarnished by images of sweat shops. >> they love the computers, but we were talking about that over dinner and saying, you know, i don't know. it's not conscious consumerism, which is what we're really looking at. where is your money going? what is it supporting? people jumping off of buildings? >> reporter: it's rival google announce
for automakers, u.s. drivers bought 1.1 million cars and trucks in november up 15% from last year and that's the fastest sales pace since january of 2008. but even though more americans are spending money on new vehicles, they're also looking to spend less time and money at the pump. as cbs reporter john blackstone shows us automakers are finally getting the message. >> reporter: this year's l. a. autoshow is bolder -- and greener than ever before. more than 50 electric, hybrid and over fuel-efficient cars are on display. at a time when style is taken a backseat to fuel economy. edward low editor in chief for motor trend magazine says automakers are paying close attention because more americans are in a buying mood. right now the average age of a car on the road is 11 years a record high. >> now they're in these old cars and they want to buy a new one. they're going to start thinking about hey, how much am i going to pay at the pump? >> reporter: overall consumer interest in alternative fuel vehicles is up 54%. so gm is renewing its commitment to pure electric cars with the chevy spark ev.
:00, president obama says the u.s. now recognizes syria's main opposition group as the legitimate representative of the country's people. the president's comments paved the way for greater u.s. support as the group tries to oust syrian president assad. >>> meanwhile, as the "fiscal cliff" deadline approaches, indications that the president and house speaker john boehner are reportedly talking again, at least by telephone. among the proposals, the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. but publicly, neither side is giving anything away. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of balanced approach that he promised americans. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> there is no indication that the president will compromise on taxes on the wealthy going up. >>> a soon-to-open bay area restaurant is wondering where are all the workers? black bear diner is set to open a restaurant
entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to fake two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize will jail or kill him. >> when people are shot in belize during robberies constantly, the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is in the international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to did with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >> he has quite a story to tell. >> bizarre. >> crazy. hm. >>> well, 4:39 now. are you ready to jump? sorry, few signs of progress in the "fiscal cliff" standoff. >> plus a multi-billion-dollar question. what kind of debris was left behind in california from last year's tsunami? >> those bright lights in the night sky. what scientists say turned heads to the heavens across the bay area. we'll tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, geminid ("gem-in-id") meteor shower hit its peak a few h ago. but some me >>> you might see a shooting star this morni
continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >>
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partisan differences today to honor the late senator daniel inouye. today his body lay in state at the u.s. capital rotunda. a highly decorated world war ii veteran inouye represented hawaii since it became a state in 1959. he served nine terms in the u.s. senate. inouye died monday at the age of 88. >>> now here at channel 5, we're remembering a legend of our own. ben williams became the first african-american tv reporter in the bay area when he started at kpix in 1966. his 25-year award winning career in television was spent entirely here at channel 5. ben williams passed away in past monday at the age of 85. he is survived by his wife of 59 years, vivian, a son, daughter and two grandchildren. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at the state capitol. but en though they have little experience >>> here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. they are the newest lawmakers at the state capital but even though they have little experience they will have prime leadership posts. the proof there is power in money and how that could affect all of us. and the doomsdayers say this is your last night on earth.
years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month every cent counts and the recycling is encourage. if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> talk about rising prices. people are paying tens of thou
spending, the u.s. tax code, or stop across-the-board spending cuts. in both parties' weekly addresses, it's clear a big sticking point remains. >> it's a balanced plan one that would protect the middle class, cut spending in a responsible way, and ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. >> the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what is the president proposing we do for the other 357 days of the year. >> reporter: both the house and the senate will be in session tomorrow. the senate is expected to take the lead and vote on the scaled- back bill then send it to the house. as many americans brace for the worst, patience is running out. >> they're playing games with people's lives. and i don't think that's correct. >> reporter: even if congress manages to break the gridlock in time, more trouble is just around the corner when the u.s. reaches the debt limit again in a few weeks. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> well, a new state law goes into effect tuesday. it worries people concerned about distracted driving. t
before the december 31 deadline. >>> u.s. troops celebrated their 12th consecutive christmas in afghanistan. service men and women attended a service at the nato base in kabul, sang some carols, then enjoyed a holiday dinner. >>> and coming up on the "morning news," he may be messy funny, jack klugman from "the odd couple "has died. a look back at his remarkable career. [ female announcer ] introducing u the latest coffee machine from nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso and fresh milk. the new u. nespresso. what else? available at these fine retailers. >>> firefighters in california battled a raging river yesterday to rescue a homeless man. he was living on an island in the los angeles river and got into trouble after a fast-moving storm tore through the area. rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach the island and tossed ropes to the man which he tied around a tree. the man was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. >>> former president george h.w. bush is spending christmas in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after develo
getting wet. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and a.a.a. expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point, most of them by car. meteorologist jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jim, it's mainly good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now, with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. now tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states, so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm is going to be across the southeast that will produce some light rain there, and maybe some snow on the northern edge through the ohio valley into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a litt
invest in the world? what is the best world currency? even with all our problems it's stimulate u.s. dollar. think of what it would be if there were confidence we were dealing with our debt, that we came to grips with it on a bipartisan basis. that will trigger the kind of growth, business creation, job creation that i think will help us ultimately resolve our deficit issues and the wealth problems we have in this country. >> o'donnell: i want to show both of you and remind our viewers a pie chart which terribly shows our federal budget and where we spend our money because i think it's important to know where the money goes, taxpayer money. and you look at it, and just about half goes to entitlements. and then you see education in green is just a small chunk of what we spend money on. and the defense is a large chunk as well. i have to ask you, senator durbin, because you have said, even in a grand bargain, that we shouldn't be tackling entitlements. how you can be serious about deficit reduction if you're not willing to take on medicare? >> norah, i tackled them with simpson-bowles
by storms. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and aaa expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point most of them by car. jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jirnlg it's nainl good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm in the northeast, and maybe eventually new york city on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks in the new york area, and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much.
was rescued. >> dr. dilip joseph is free, but one u.s. navy seal lost his life in this mission. >> this fallen hero was a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6. >> condolences pouring in after the tragic death of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, killed in a plane crash. >> for the first time since their prank call that led to the apparent suicide of kate middleton's nurse, those radio hosts are speaking out. >> we didn't have any idea like something like this could possibly happen. we couldn't see this p haing. it was meant to be a prank call. >> the midwest covered in snow this morning. some saw up to 17 inches of snow. >> you head out with your well dressed pet monkey. suddenly you two are separated. >> oh, my god, there's a monkey. >> the green bay packers has won 7 of their last 8. >> watch his right leg. oh, that didn't look good. >> as soon as i get hit, i screamed, like a man, of course. >> all that matters. >> if anybody out there who's, quote, rich doesn't think their taxes go up, the drinks are on me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> with all this twinkie talk, i about me. >> you're not th
in the u.s. speculation is rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture its former assembly plant in elk grove one possibility. although some see apple's decision as a public relations move, one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. this is also for the stakeholders. people on the ground actually working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low wages and low fuel costs were the main forces driving companies to start manufacturing overseas allen but over the decades we in that fuel costs are definitely up and wages in china as a result of some of this reporting of bad conditions there are on the rise 15 to 20% as well so it doesn't make as much economic sense as it used to. >> i'm sure consumers are wondering oh, yeah but does that mean all the apple products are going to cost more? will they raise prices on me is it. >> reporter: it's a competitive thing. they are getting a lot of mileage out of moving some manufacturing of one line of computers, the mac mini or the pro, they are getting publicity about that. other companies may
outside the u.s. when it's just as big a problem in the u.s. >> it's a national epidemic of children being bought and sold for profit. >> the human trafficking is really modernday slavery. >> reporter: sister foster is one of the nuns who has been working for the last six years to stop human trafficking in the bay area. the sisters work out of this quiet peaceful church in fremont. they don't work directly with the victims. instead, they work with local organizations that reach out to women who are forced into prostitution, providing those agencies with money and donating gifts to the victims. they also partner with the fbi to find help and resources for those victims, though the sisters admit they were reluctant to do so at first. >> i need the fbi because of the work that i'm doing. fbi needs us because we're that link to the community. >> reporter: and because of their work, the fbi today honored the sisters with the prestigious directors community leadership award. the sisters say the award is a recognition for all the organizations that fight human trafficking. >> it couldn't have bee
schedule, including testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last september. >>> retired general known as "stormin' norman" has passed away. norman schwartzkopf died of complications from pneumonia yesterday in his home in florida. he was raised in the army and spent his life in fact military of. while in vietnam he famously rescued a wounded soldier by marking land mines with shaving cream. of course later he commanded the american led coalition in the iraq war. schwartzkopf was 78. >>> time now 6:10. families torn apart before they even meet their children. the political issue causing russia to ban american adoptions. >> plus it happened again. a man is killed by being shoved on the new york city subway tracks. >> and a pooch stuck in the middle of an icy lake. who jumped into action in the nick of time. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, named bart was taking a walk with his owner yesterday wh >>> a tale of danger and rescue on lake erie in michigan involving two men and a dog. a walker hound was taking a walk with his owner yesterday when the dog fell into the
in a bank robbery. surveillance video captured a man robbing a u.s. bank on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between the ages of 25 and 35 approached the teller, demanding cash. the employee complied and the suspect ended up leaving. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if that car belonged to the suspect. >>> registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that. the picket lines are scheduled from two to 6:00 this afternoon. >>> berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just
for the nation's lawmakers to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." we have a live picture from the u.s. capital where the house just reconvened just a short tim ago. a source telling the "associated press" the democrats have offered to extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals that are making $400,000 a year. the president originally wanted the tax cuts to be extended only for families making up to $250,000 a year. for more on the down-to-the wire talks here's andrew spencer. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is ap
same sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will have the final say. today the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether to hear arguments in the california case. if they do not a lower court decision striking down proposition eight will stand. and same sex marriage will again be legal in california. >> if the court does not take the appeal i will feel an amazing amount of joy. >> the court today also considered jumping into the debate over the defense of marriage act. known as doma the 1996 federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such at social security survivor benefits to same sex couples even if they're legally married. several lower courts have struck down the law as a violation of the constitution's equal protection clause but thomas peters of the national organization for marriage says there's no right to same sex marriage in the institution. >> the federal government and our elected officials through congress have a responsibility and right to protect marriage as a union of one man and on
is still unknown. >>> new tonight, taliban south side bombers attacked a joint u.s. and afghan base in eastern afghanistan. the taliban spokesman saided attackers exploded near the jalalabad airfield. none of the militants got in. american forces fired down on the militants from a helicopter. nato calls it a famed attack. >>> shock and sadness reverberating through the kansas city chiefs community tonight. one of the teams young players shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide. the dramatic way jovan belcher took his own life. >> reporter: kansas city's arrowhead stadium was under lockdown after the suicide of jovan belcher. belcher drove to the practice facility and thanked chiefs coach and general manager before tyking his own life. >> they talked for a bit and that's what he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident five miles from the stadium approximately belcher shot his girlfriend kassandra perkins multiple times, killing her. >> they've been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had recen
: this began when supporters of prop 8 appealed the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco's decision to declare the measure unconstitutional. >> the court has been waiting to gather all ten of these cases together and then they are going to make some kind of decision, either grant review in some of them or all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: cbs 5 legal expert rory little says the delay means nothing in the eyes of the court. the timeline for the appeals process will still play out the same. >> if they grant review in any of these cases, next friday, there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: if the court denies review, we could see changeses early as two weeks from now. the case will come back to the ninth circuit. once a mandate is filed, then same-sex marriage license can be issued. if they grant review, the status quo is maintained until the appeals process plays out. professor little says he expects if the court grants review, we will k
. >>> the housing market is making a big exact. u.s. home prices raised more than 6% in october compared to a year ago. that is the greatest yearly gain since july 2006. prices increased in 45 states in october including california. >> we're considerably higher in the bay area than the rest of the country. our entry level homes are tough. so when you start sees homes in the east bay for $250,000, people are lining up for them. >> what's making home buying more affordable? mortgage rates are near record low, while rents are on the rise. >>> we are due to fall off the fiscal cliff in four weeks. tonight each side still insists the other's plan is impossible. republicans have dismissed the president's proposal as outlandish. democrats complain the gop plan is too vague. but the sticking point is the same. the president will not sign anything without a tax increase for the nation's highest earners. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> the gop counter offer calls for raising $800 billion in revenue without raising tax
as hd tvs top displays in the u.s. it beat out the guinness record book holder for most lights. >> this is over the top. >> reporter: for the many who come here it isn't christmas until they see this. >> it's sort of one of the first things we do every year. magical for me. >> reporter: it's a tradition that began 30 years ago. >> i wanted to do something for people of all faiths. >> reporter: he began with setting up a few lights around his home. >> probably the buildings were this big and it was a little miniature elf village along one side of the driveway. pushing at maybe 2000 nights. today 345,300. >> reporter: many children who are mesmerized. >> more spiritual than religious, programs. but definitely. >> reporter: what do the neighbors think? >> i think it's fabulous. >> reporter: she's lived across the street since 1989. she puts up a display of her own. >> we don't even try. we just do what we do. >> reporter: i got to ask you. whatst your pg&e bill. >> i can guarantee you i'm sitting down when i open the bill. however if anyone wants to pay my bill i'll be happy to pa
to give assad asylum. cbs has also learned that the u.s. tends to recognize syrian opposition as the representatives of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you for that. >>> in washington this morning, there are just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, gd morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the president will cross over the potomac into northern virginia to meet with a family who says their taxes don't go up, they'll be happier and spend more money. that's the pr side of this. much more important, the context of the deal, keet players yesterday picked up the phone. phone call relatively brief and substantive. details remain elusive. it was shorter, sources say, to last week's 28-minute con
,400 people and launched the u.s. into world war ii. a sailor found himself on battleship west virginia december 7th, 1941. he vat down with cbs 5 reporter ann makovec and told her how he managed to survive the attack. >> at first i said hel l, no, i'm not going abandon my ship. >> john will never forget those moments from december 7th, 1941 when he was stationed in pearl harbor hawaii. >> i was on the battleship,ss west virginia. a great big monster. i looked and saw a plane head for my ship >> then he six torpedos head out. >> we had an outstanding crew on that ship, unfortunately. >> he is 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service this morning on coast guard island. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did, i would grab the sailor's hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan or groan or sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get him medical help because i didn't have time to take out dead bodies, and there were a lot of them. >> more than 100 people died on
presley. she will be in history for many, many years. >> reporter: media crews from the u.s. and latin america are here in lakewood lining the streets in front of her family's home. she was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed deal to do a comedy with abc, so, she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything and always game around. >> reporter: her mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that forced strauss-kahn's resignation from the imf and cut off his capitolcy for the french presidency. the terms of the settlement are confidential. >>> some of san francisco's homeless and jobless may soon be carrying cell phones around town. approval
initial reports did not find her remains at the scene. but this afternoon u.s. ntsb officials did confirm her remains were found. jenni rivera dead at 43. len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> an motional apology from the australian djs who pulled a prank on the hospital treating the pregnant duchess of cam bridge. ed to they say they are devastated by the apparent asked of the nurse who took their call. mel grieg and michael christian gain private information about kate's condition when they called the hospital last week pretending to be prince charles and queen elizabeth. three days later the nurse who put the call through was found dead. >> i can't panel what her family must have been going through. the thought that we may have played a part in that. >> the djs have been suspended and their show has been canceled. >>> a financial prescription for a stronger healthier bank account. cbs 5's julie watts on the new kind of diet intended to break bad spending habits. >> so, this was my own spread sheet. >> she may be more organized than most, but she is just like everyone else when it comes to spending.
california, but the 43- year-old singer had fans on both sides of the u.s./mexico border. after this concert on saturday night in mexico, she boarded a jet with hirrient raj as they took this picture. just ten minutes after take off, the tower lost contact with the plane, going down in rugged terrain, killing all seven on board. her brother spoke outside their family's l.a. home. >> the plane, it's totaled. nobody inside survived. the bodies are unrecognizable according to what they are telling us. the city's top spanish language radio station is playing her music all day. songs of love, struggle, survival. >> she was selling records like no other female has done. and dominated by men. >> she was one of ours. that's why she sings to her people. she sings on the verge of reaching a broader audience. the divorced mother of five, already a radio personality and a host on spanish tv had just been capped to star in her own american network sitcom. at a press conference after her last concert, she spoke these now haunting words. they are helping mexico investigate this crash. the plane was involve
again. >>> there is new information about what happened in the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. police say the gunman shot 20 children at least twice with a high powered rifle. he also killed six adults who tried to stop the carnage. investigators say he forced his way into the school by breaking a window. tomorrow president obama will be in newtown, connecticut for a memorial service. >>> cbs reporter is there where the small community is trying to cope as police work to find a motive. >> reporter: 6-year-old emilie parker was one of the 20 students shot and killed inside sandy hook elementary. >> she was the type of person who could light up a room. >> reporter: her father says his oldest daughter was kind to everyone. >> she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: investigators identified the shooter as 20- year-old adam lanza. sources say he attended sandy hook elementary as a child. police say when he returned pride morning he used a rifle to shoot 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults multiple times. 27-year-old teacher vicki soto died shi
. >> first responders open up about the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. we'll have their first hand accounts. >>> plus, here comes another one. more rain winding up off the coast, just about to make landful. >> i do think people waited a little bit and now they're just ready to buy, buy, buy. >> which is just what retailers want you to do. good evening. i'm bryan. ann notarangelo has the night off. we're going to begin by looking at the hi-def doppler. still picking up scattered showers. another system is winding up offshore. up to another three feet of snow above 7,000 feet in the sierra. we'll have the complete forecast this just a few minutes. >>> meantime, in marin county, people are keeping a close watch on the creek. during the rains, it came within inches of flood stage. elisa is live there. >> reporter: we're taking a look at the level of the creek. pretty low, only about four feet. it floods at 13. that's what happened back in 2005. here's some video from back then, just to remind people why folks who live in this area always prepare whenever there is a sto
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: it happens after every u.s. mass firearms tragedy. the demand for greater controls on gun. the debate gets more and more heated, only to ultimately cool down. will it be differently this time? some say yes. in a nation with an estimated 12,000 firearm related homicides each year the massacre in connecticut has touched a national nerve. it's being called a tipping point. >> i think we could be at a tipping point for two reasons. a tipping point where we might actually get something done. >> reporter: one reason is the brutality of murdering 20 children. another is the near regularity of shooting sprees. >> the public will not accept, the public will not accept as a new normal one of these incidents every month, these mass shootings. >> reporter: the newtown killings have prompted senator dianne feinstein to introduce an updated version of her assault weapons ban. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but perspectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drugs, or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> reporter: but the control advocat
attention who are >>> egypt has a new constitution and already the u.s. is telling egypt to bridge the constitution. >> that's diplomatic for saying, do not be too focused on list lam. liberals have accused morsi of a power grab reminiscent of the mubarak area. some egyptians are hoarding dollars worried that the economy will go from bad to worse >>> dear sisters and brothers in rome and throughout the world. a happy christmas to you. >> he urged israeli and palestinians to negotiate. today, israel approved construction of another 1200 units on the we bank that are israel seize in the 1960 war. >>> and queen elizabeth delivered a christmas message, but did it in 3d for the first time. >>> i covered every story i thought until i heard this one. >> a holiday steal. how a man was able to get a classic corvette for his 1989 sticker price >>> and crooks are coming up with new ways to get personal info at gas stations. what you can do to protect yourself. >> just in case kids wants to get outside to enjoy all the new toys, maybe a new bike, new scooter, it is raining out. sacramento, tra
: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: a student at the university of southern california. his parents bought him this yearly $1 million condo. they thought renting a dorm room was a waste of money. >> my parents decide to buy me a house as a investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residents to affluent chinese. >> they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy as a place where it's not very stable. the housing market is not very stable either. >> reporter: so this housing complex is being built for chinese buyers. separate wok cooking rooms. no unlucky fours in the addresses. back in napa scott says chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for american business. >> america's known for
's no deal maurice. >> dubois: nancy cordes, thank you. one of the brightest spots in the u.s. economy is car sales. 1.1 million cars and trucks were sold last month, up 15% or last year. john blackstone reportes, while americans are spending more money on cars they're demanding vehicles vehicles that cost them less at the pump. >> reporter: this year's l.a. auto show is bolder... and greener than ever before. more than 50 electric, i hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles are on display at a time when style is taking a backseat to fuel economy. edward loh, editor in chief for "motor trend" magazine says auto makers are paying close attention because more americans are in a buying mood. right now, the average age of a car opt road is 11 years, a record high. >> now, they're in these old cars. they want to buy a new one. they're going to start thinking about, hey, how much am i going to pay at the pump? >> reporter: overall consumer interest in alternate-fuel vehicles is up 54% so g.m. is renewing its commitment to pure electric cars with the chevy spark ev. ford is rolling out eight vehicl
, very clear on this. it's clear when he was a state senator, it was clear when he was also a u.s. senator. it was clear also as a president, and he was dealing as you well know with a myriad of issues. and he was pushing very hard and making sure also that we had the funding to do everything we needed to do justice department. >> the brady campaign in the first year gave obama an "f." an "f." there was a reported in "the new york times" on sunday that after the aurora shooting -- i know you weren't at the white house then, but that the justice department went to the white house with ways to expand the background check system in order to reduce the risk of guns falling in the hands of mentally ill people. and there was a decision made not to go that far. what i guess i'm trying to ask, not assign blame, but politically, how hard is it to take on the nra? >> first of all, having fought to pass the brady bill and the assault weapon ban, the last time we really had gun control, it is very hard. that's why what you have to focus on is criminal access and the type of guns and make it a
to help you figure out the impact the fiscal cliff will have on you. >>> u.s. senator jim demint has announced he's resigning. the republican from south carolina is leaving capitol hill to become president of the heritage foundation. he was first elected to the senate in 2004. south carolina governor nik haley will appoint a replacement. >>> we're waiting to hear if the man charged in the august shooting at the family research council will take a plea deal. prosecutors told floyd lee corkins that he would have to plead guilty to three of ten counts in the federal indictment, including a charge of committing an act of terrorism. corkins is accused of opening fire at the council in northwest washington. a man wounded in that shooting held down the gunman until police arrived. >>> there will be a much different tone outside the white house. that's because the annual pageant of peace and the national christmas tree lighting festivities are about to get under way. delia goncalves has more on the festivities. >> reporter: more than 20,000 lucky lottery winners are expected to attend tonigh
are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in on 1/1. >>> in your world, fighting has escalated in damascus. this comes after president obama issued a warning to president assad and his government not to use any chemical weapons. secretary of state hi
when the u.s. struck back at terrorism, reporting from on board the uss abraham lincoln in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide >> there are 120,000 inmates in the 13 prisons. later that year she spent 10 days in afghanistan. >> what would you like people to know back mt.bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security and the crease faltering steps toward stability. a trip to northern iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kurd s, once sadam hue sane's victims, know thriving in a nearly independent region. when she took viewers to ghana it was so they could meet the recent past. first world electronics with the third world landscape and the distance past. >> a lot of people today were from the bay area. >> back in the u.s. it was a look at the future. the inauguration of america's first black president, and a look at how far we've come 20 years, but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair. >> she's notorious for update her do. >> day ma cannot keep a hair style for more than three week
your male out early for the holiday season, you're going to be in luck. the u.s. postal service is holding a male collection for customers who want to ship the cards and packages. they will take place at 11:00 a.m. at macy's on o'farrell street in san francisco; 12:00 p.m. at the airport post office, again n san francisco and 11:00 a.m. at the east ridge mall post office in san jose. >> all right. >>> coming up in the next half hour, parents trying to answer their kids questions about newtown. our conversation with the child psychologist. >> and a new debate before the supreme court. the right to bear arms in public. >> plus, we're hearing more about extraordinary heroism displayed by teachers at sandy hook elementary. how they helped students stay calm in the middle of the shooting. we'll be right back. prepares for funerals for t school shooting victims in newtown, xt - an . >>> today, a community prepares for funerals in the shooting school victims in newtown, connecticut. next, an accounting of the victims and the heros who died trying to save lives. >> there is only one way
the debate over gun control laws in the u.s. what poll numbers show about public sentiment after a mass shooting, like the one in newtown. >> high-def doppler showing most of the showers, not all, have dried up this morning. but there is more on the way. we'll have the forecast in a few minutes. . >>> welcome back to eyewitness news. the time is 7:59. it's december 16th. good morning. i'm phil matier. >> and i'm anne makovec. lot coming up in the next half hour, including a psychologist joining us live in studio. more advice about how to talk to your kids about what happened in this masacre on friday, the importance of being upfront with kids and also protecting their innocence. difficult balance for a lot of parents. >> speaking of balance, also, the entire issue of gun control, the politics of it both in sacramento and in washington, dc. we sit down with a uc professor who is an expert in both gun control laws and police policies. >>> but meanwhile, as the city of newtown, connecticut grievous, the entire country is left searching for answers as to why. >> how the small town is honori
. it was the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. >> in july a man opened fire during the midnight premier of the new bat man movie in colorado. >> he took the gun and pointed it to my face. >> james holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 others. >> the shooting death of an unarmed florida teenager sparked protest around the country. george zimmerman argued he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin in self-defense but prosecutors charged him with murder. >> a judge sentenced jared lee loft ner to 7 life terms for the attempted assassination of gabby giffords. >> super storm sandy slammed into the east coast. >> these are our homes and we lost everything. everything is gone. >> the biggest storm caused billions of dollars in damages. >> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. they took away victories from penn state costing joe paterno his most winning coach award. >> lance arm strong was banned from cycling. arm strong maintains he did not use performance enhancing drugs. >> john edwards walked after
trying to seek balance. >> reporter: he is hoping for a major exhibit in the u.s. next year. his only worry? that the manufacturer will stop making his raw material. >> this is enough for the rest of my life. >> reporter: is it really? for the rest of your life? >> yes. reporter: he bought and is now storing 0 miles of the stuff so he'll be sure to have enough to continue work on his ultimate project: a strand beast so perfect it could one day leave its creator behind. and keep walking after you're gone from the earth? >> that's right. so i keep on living somehow in the future. >> reporter: one man's pipe dream of immortality. >> osgood: still to come, the other jefferson. but first, the other lincoln. ,,, marguiles. >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: this 1957 lincoln continental mark 2 is one of just 444 built that model year. with a then princely sticker price of $10,500 it was the most expensive car built in the united states. proud owners included president eisenhower, frank sinatra and elizabeth tailor. hers was in a color to match her dis
. a u.s. official confirms within the last day, the assad regime has launched lots of scud missiles at rebel areas in the territory. russian president putin, a top assad ally, acknowledged, this is important, that it is time for change in syria. >>> back here at home, it is one week since tragedy struck newtown, connecticut. a moment of silence will be observed beginning at 9:30 eastern time to remember those who died. then bells will ring 26 times to mark the lives of 20 children and 6 adults who were killed. president obama will also mark the moment at the white house. >>> in related news, the national rifle association's long awaited announcement following the connecticut tragedy is set for later this morning. the group promises what it called meaningful contributions to make sure what happened in newtown does not happen again. the nra has returned to social media, cautiously posting on twitter and reinstating its account on facebook. i think what you may see at this news conference today, depending on how they choose their words, and you imagine they're going to do it carefully,
to look at the safety of our schools. right now you have one-third of u.s. schools that do have an armed presence. a resource officer, a police officer is present in the school. why should one-third have this greater safety while the other two-thirds do not? and so this christmas season i think the highest priority should be the safety of our children and our elementary schools. i have grandchildren there, and i think one of the aspects of it would be have a greater armed presence very discrete presence, a highly trained presence, in our schools that can provide greater level of safety. >> congressman, you're absolutely right that some schools are armed right now. armed guards have not preventeded three recent massacres. there was an armed guard at columbine, as you know about. virginia tech had its own police force. ft. hood one of the most heavily secured facilities in the country. if armed guards are not preventing mass shootings at those places, why do you think arming every single school in the country will prevent more of these shootings? >> that'
is now in effect. the first of its kind in u.s. that is allowing adults to own marijuana for non-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head appropriately enough at the space needle a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick
, randy paige, cbs 5. >>> and new numbers are out today showing the housing market is making a comeback. u.s. home prices rose more than 6% in october compared with a year ago. that is the greatest yearly gain since july of 2006. prices increased in 45 states in october including california. >> we're considerably higher in the bay area than the rest of the country. our entry level homes are tough so when you start seeing homes in the east bay for $200,000, $250,000, you know, people are lining up for them. >> so what is making home buying more affordable? mortgage rates near record lows while rents are on the rise. >>> the u.s. still marching steadily toward the edge of that "fiscal cliff." we have about four weeks before we actually fall off of it. lawmakers still can't agree on how to pull us back. the key sticking points still the same, the white house says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. republicans say it's out of the question. >> the math is clear. the only way to accomplish these things is allow the rates to go up in the top 2% of taxpayers. >> he is going to punish success. we
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